Animated Portrait Illustration with Photoshop

A course by Martina Hoffmann , Freelance Illustrator, Art Director, and Producer

Freelance Illustrator, Art Director, and Producer. Berlin, Germany.
Joined May 2021

Discover how to draw creative characters and bring portraits to life with animated elements

  • German with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (44)
  • 1021 students

Discover how to draw creative characters and bring portraits to life with animated elements

A course by Martina Hoffmann

Moving audiences through art in motion is the expertise of illustrator, art director, and animation producer Martina Hoffmann. In this online course, she teaches how to draw a creative portrait in Photoshop and make it come alive with animated elements.

Under her guidance, learn the fundamentals of portrait illustration and how to produce animated projects from start to finish. Warm up with some exercises using pencil and paper, then design, illustrate, and animate your own character in Photoshop, retouching key details to give your piece a professional look. By the end, you'll know how to transform your drawings into multilayered living works of art.

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What will you learn in this online course?

24 lessons & 14 downloads

German with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (44)
  • 1021 students
  • 24 lessons (4h 17m)
  • 14 additional resources (1 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: German
  • German, Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create an animated portrait by drawing a realistic or creative character and animating secondary elements.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who wants to animate their drawing in Photoshop, whether they're just starting out or already have some experience.

Requirements and materials

Basic notions of a drawing program such as Photoshop, Adobe Fresco, or Procreate would be useful for this course.

In terms of materials, you need wax pastels, charcoal, graphite and colored pencils, drawing paper, an eraser, and a pencil sharpener, as well as a graphics tablet (Wacom Cintiq or iPad) and Photoshop.


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1021 Students
44 Reviews
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Martina Hoffmann

A course by Martina Hoffmann

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Freelance Illustrator, Art Director, and Producer

Martina Hoffmann is a Berlin-based freelance illustrator, art director, and producer of animated advertisements and short films with more than 15 years of experience. She is passionate about art in all its forms, which is reflected by the broad range of illustration styles, artistic approaches, and mediums she uses to create her projects, each with their own visual language.

She has collaborated with advertising agencies, children's publishers, and organizations in the scientific, educational, and social fields. Her animated productions are fully independent, meaning she designs and animates each piece from start to finish. Since 2005, she has been promoting her illustrations as self-published postcards, prints, and calendars through the organization Stift & Papier.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Inspirations
  • U2

    Creating a Mood Board and Color Palette for the Illustration

    • Creation of a Mood Board and a Color Palette
    • How to Draw a Portrait
    • Drawing a Head in Perspective
    • How Can I Characterize the Face?
  • U3

    Digital Process: The Figure

    • Sketch of a Character for the Portrait
    • Making the Portrait: The Head 1
    • Making the Portrait: The Head 2
    • The Hair
    • Clothing and Accessories: What Does the Character Wear?
  • U4

    Digital Process: The Details

    • The Background
    • Decorative Elements and Secondary Figures 1
    • Decorative Elements and Secondary Figures 2
    • The Last Examining Look
  • U5

    The Animation

    • Animation with Photoshop: The Most Important Settings
    • Working with Video Layers
    • The Rough Animation 1
    • The Rough Animation 2
    • The Clean Animation 1
    • The Clean Animation 2
    • The Clean Animation 3
    • The Clean Animation 4
    • The Export of the Finished Animation
  • FP

    Final project

    • Animated Portrait Illustration with Photoshop

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

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    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

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FAQs

Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

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Animated Portrait Illustration with Photoshop. 3D, Animation & Illustration course by Martina Hoffmann

Animated Portrait Illustration with Photoshop

A course by Martina Hoffmann
Freelance Illustrator, Art Director, and Producer. Berlin, Germany.
Joined May 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (44)
  • 1021 students